Home Depot opened its newly designed, 1.6 million square foot, Stocking Distribution Center in Joliet, Illinois
. Its latest facility, adjacent to the company’s Rapid Deployment Center, will employ approximately 200 people and serve more than 340 Home Depot stores across the Midwest.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our associates to the newest stocking distribution center here at our Joliet campus, and we greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from the state and the local community,” Home Depot Supply Chain Senior Vice President Mark Holifield said. “This site, coupled with the Rapid Deployment Center next door, will play an incredibly important role within our supply chain, helping our stores provide the very best customer service possible.”
“We are pleased that The Home Depot chose to build this new facility and employ approximately 200 people right here in Joliet,” Gov. Pat Quinn said. “The region’s strong intermodal transportation resources and central location are ideal for this type of operation, and the area will only continue to grow as the new Illiana Expressway and South Suburban Airport are developed.”